Update: Court date not set for woman charged in Sioux Falls chase
Lincoln County States Attorney Tom Wollman said a court date has not been set yet for the woman accused of hitting a highway patrol trooper with her car during a chase in Sioux Falls.
Rachel Lee Coleman, 25, is charged with first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault on law enforcement, vehicular battery, DWI, felony eluding, and felony hit and run.
The incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Coleman is accused of hitting trooper Andrew Steen, 34, with her vehicle. Gunshots were fired in the incident. Coleman was shot and hospitalized for gunshot wounds. Information on Coleman's condition has not been released.
Trooper Steen was injured after he was allegedly run over by Coleman early Wednesday. On Thursday Steen underwent successful surgery to remove pressure from his brain. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol Steen remains in critical condition.
Circuit Judge Joseph Neiles has issued a $500,000 bench warrant for Coleman's arrest. Both Lincoln County State's Attorney Tom Wollman and Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan will lead the prosecution, as the alleged crimes occurred in both counties.
Wollman said more information will be discussed Monday at the Sioux Falls police briefing in Sioux Falls at 10:30 a.m.